Police are warning of an increase in suspicious activity around properties where building work is being carried out in the Basingstoke area.

Properties where works are being done, particularly with skips on the driveway, are attracting a Transit style van with two or three men who get out looking at the contents of the driveway.

Recent reports said the men were wearing high visibility jackets to look more official, while looking around the driveways at the contents such as building machinery and contents in the skips.

Police are asking for people to be vigilant, to protect the property and instruct builders not to leave anything valuable on show.

A skip cover is also recommeneded.

Any suspicious activity should be reported, and police are asking for the vehicle registration details. 

If you see anything like this happening call the police on 101.